28th MAY 2023
|Sat 27 May|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||Parishioners’ Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||John Humphries RIP|
|Sun 28 May||Day of special prayer for the Church|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||RCIA Thanksgiving|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||The Parish|
|Mon 29 May||Mary, Mother of God|
|St. Theresa’s||Priest’s Intentions|
|St. Columba’s||10.30am||Stuart Worrall RIP|
|Tue 30 May|
|St. Theresa’s||Private Intention|
|St. Columba’s||Eileen Thornber RIP|
|Wed 31 May||Visitation of the B.V.M.|
|St. Theresa’s||Kay Watts RIP|
|St. Columba’s||9.30am||Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament|
|10.30am||Soledad and Haro|
|Thu 1 June||Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Eternal High Priest
|St. Theresa’s||Private Intention|
|St. Columba’s||Priest’s Intentions|
|Fri 2 June|
|St. Theresa’s||10.00am||Gerald O’Hanlon RIP|
|St. Columba’s||Anne Rooney RIP|
|Sat 3 June||St Charles Lwanga & Companions|
|St. Theresa’s||5.00pm||John Black RIP|
|St. Columba’s||6.30pm||David Traynor|
|Sun 4 June|
|St. Theresa’s||9.30am||Min & Joe Gannon RIP|
|St. Columba’s||11.00am||The Parish|
Please note if there is no time next to Mass it means there is no Mass for parishioners to attend that day but the Priests will say Mass privately.
LIVE STREAMING OF MASS:
Mass will be streamed from St Theresa’s at 9.30am this Sunday 28th May 2023.
Please remember in your prayers, Margaret Collins, Margaret Finnegan, Ron Wright, Stuart Worrall, Brian Kelly, Tom Groom, Fr Tony Gittins and Michael Murray. May the Lord console their families and friends.
Tom Groom’s Requiem Mass is on Thursday 8th June at 10am at St Theresa’s.
The family of the late Stuart Worrall would like to say thank you for the kind expressions of sympathy and Mass cards we have received.
Anne Rooney, Patricia Lally, Edward Glynne Jones, Patrick Joseph Casey and Stuart Joseph Bright.
There will be Confessions after every weekday Mass until 11.30am. at both churches.
St Columba’s: From 6pm before the 6.30pm Saturday evening Mass.
St Theresa’s: From 4.30pm before 5pm Saturday evening Mass.
WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS AND FUNERALS:
Please contact one of the Parish Offices to make your arrangements.
SPIRITAN’S MISSION APPEAL – 27TH /28TH MAY:
There will be a retiring collection at all Masses over the weekend 27th/28th May. The Bishop endorses this collection in appreciation of the Spiritan’s service to the Parish.
We pray for:
- Pray for the residents of Plas Newton Lane, Wealstone Court, Surrey Road, Maitland Way, Canberra Way, Roebourne Rise and Melbourne Road.
- For the Deanery Synod Representatives.
- For all our joint services in our Churches, Schools and in the Cathedral.
St Columba’s: 14&21/05/23 Loose plate: £941.58; Planned Giving: £279.00; Average Weekly SO – £574.00; Candles: £46.88; Donation
St Theresa’s: Loose plate & Planned Giving: £192.29 ; Average weekly SO – £161.
THANK YOU for all your generous support.
ST COLUMBA’S COFFEE ROTA:
28th May – Sue McCarthy for SVP
4th June – Ripon family for Camps International Humanitarian Collaboration Peru
11th June – St Columba’s feast day BARBECUE
Why not donate a little time to make tea and coffee to refresh the parishioners after 11:00 Mass on Sunday? You can make some money for your favourite charity, too. Call Margaret Curtis 01244 3184234 to book your date(s).
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Please pray for all those who have made their First Holy Communion recently.
ANNUAL PARISH COACH TRIP – YORK:
The annual trip this year is to fabulous city of YORK on Thursday 27th July. There’s a sheet in the front of both churches to enter your name to reserve a seat. £20 a ticket, departs St Columba’s at 09:00 and St Teresa’s at 09:15.
NHS AT ST THERESA’S:
The NHS will be in St Theresa’s car park on 21st June for Covid booster vaccinations for anyone over 75 years of age or anyone who is immunosuppressed. Health checks are also available. This will be from 10.30am to 4pm on all dates.
THE CHS 50TH ANNIVERSARY MASS:
You are warmly invited to join the CHS celebration Mass on Friday 9th of June, 11a.m. at Chester Cathedral. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Mallon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are extra seats available!
SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY 24TH JUNE:
There is a day of reflection, prayer and discernment about your role and mission in the Church on Saturday 24th June 2023 from 10am-5pm at St Columba’s Church Hall. More details to follow.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Sun 11th June: Annual BBQ to celebrate the feast of St Columba
Thurs 27th July: Coach trip to York. There’s a sheet in the front of both churches to enter your name to reserve a seat. £20 a ticket, departs St Columba’s at 09:00am and St Theresa’s at 09:15am.
Chester Deo Gratias Choir will be having their summer concert on Saturday 17th June 7.30p.m. at All Saints in Hoole Road, Chester to support two charities Reverse Rett and Fountain of Life in Kyrgzstan. Tickets £9/£8 concessions. Free glass of wine/juice. Tel: 01244 345649 and email: email@example.com.
HIGHLIGHT FROM THE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL:
The exam season has begun; therefore, we pray for every student in Y11 & Y13 sitting exams over the next month that they may do well and obtain the set of grades they are hoping for. We are very proud of our students who worked so hard for these exams, and to whom the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on them. Well done everyone!
This week we have celebrated Mass with Y11 and Y13 students, we gave thanks to God for their time at the CHS, for their achievements and success. We wish our students the best in their future endeavours.
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CHIFUNDO CYCLONE FREDDY APPEAL –UPDATE:
The money raised has been used to provide practical help, food packs, plastic sheeting, bed linen for the Chansa Women as well as additional funds which will be used locally to help with housing and house repairs.
VATICAN II COURSE:
Thank you to the many people who have been in touch to say how helpful they find the reflections on Vatican II. We continue Part III on The Church by asking the question: ‘Who is the Church?’ The relevant podcast and handout are now available on the website; dioceseofshrewsbury.org in the section on ‘News and Events’. For any information contact Barbara; firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 07730 526821.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
Next time you admire the wonderful things God has made, remember You are one of them.
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER:
We have recently had Mental Health Awareness week. The theme for the week was around “anxiety”. The Mental Health Foundation says “Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem. Lots of things can lead to feelings of anxiety, including exam pressures, relationships, starting a new job (or losing one) or other big life events. We can also get anxious when it comes to things to do with money and not being able to meet our basic needs, like heating our home or buying food.” None of us knows what problems others may have. But please know that you don’t have to deal with it alone, and that help and support is available. MindUk have local and national support networks including web information, and infoline charged at local rates, 0300 123 3393. The mental health Foundation also has support and tips on its web site.
Young Minds has tips for students to help cope with exam pressure. We wish all our students taking exams over the coming months all the very best.
ST COLUMBA’S CHURCH & HALL BOOKINGS
To arrange meetings etc. in either the Church, Newman Room or the Iona Chapel, please book through Nuala Keegan, Church Office, 01244 624019, Email: email@example.com
Hall availability can be checked by looking at St Columba’s Church website – section for Church Hall gives a calendar of events in the Hall. Then contact Sue Carr on 07553 114531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange booking.
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